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Leonardo’s Last Supper

L’ultima cena di Leonardo

World Premiere

Storytelling • Immersive dining experience • Role play game theatre

Following the success of “If on a Christmas Night…”, Villa Charities presents “Leonardo’s Last Supper,” a new interactive show created by internationally acclaimed theatre company DopoLavoro Teatrale (DLT).



Watch Interview with Show Writer and Director
Daniele Bartolini on CBC Arts

Performed at a secret and unexpected location in the Columbus Centre, “Leonardo’s Last Supper” is half-theatrical presentation and half-immersive dining experience inspired by the masterpiece of Leonardo da Vinci, in commemoration of the 500th anniversary of his death.

The show is designed for only twelve guests at each performance and features interactive storytelling and role playing that involves the audience in the making of the play as it unfolds. Giving participants choices about the development of the narrative and presenting multiple potential outcomes, this compelling theatrical event intertwines a modern story with anecdotes about Leonardo’s life. Join us for an intimate and memorable experience while unlocking the mysteries of one of the most discussed, copied and interpreted paintings in the history of art.

“Leonardo’s Last Supper” culminates in an interactive dinner with the participants. The project is conceived and performed by DLT’s Artistic Director and Villa Charities’ Artist in Residence, Daniele Bartolini.

A portion of proceeds from ticket sales will help support Villa Charities Foundation in their mission to provide funding for culturally sensitive senior care, and educational and cultural programs in music, dance and visual arts.

Read the official press release

In collaboration with





Written, Directed and Performed by Daniele Bartolini
Artistic and gastronomic consultation: Michele Andrei
Presented by Villa Charities Inc.


PreviewWednesday, April 10 at 7:00pm
World PremiereThursday, April 11 at 7:00pm
Performance ScheduleFriday, April 12 – Thursday, April 18*
Performances at 7:00pm
Sunday, April 14 at 2:00pm & 7:00pm

*No performance on Monday, April 15

Location: Columbus Centre, 901 Lawrence Ave. West, Toronto, ON

Duration: Approximately 2 hours (including dinner)

Suitable for ages 14 or older.


PreviewPay what you can (Suggested donation $20.00)
General Admission – Adults$80.00 (the ticket includes a theatrical performance and a dinner with antipasto, one main course, dessert and wine)
General Admission – Seniors, Students (14-25) & Artists$60.00

For the Preview performance or to purchase tickets in person or by phone, please contact:
Columbus Centre
Arts, Youth & Culture Department, 2nd Floor, Room 201
Kaitlin Saito – Production Coordinator
901 Lawrence Ave West, Toronto, ON M6A 1C3
Office Hours: Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm

By phone: 416-789-7011 ext. 250
Email: rsvp@villacharities.com

About Daniele Bartolini

An award-winning director, playwright, producer, installation artist and performer, Daniele Bartolini was born in Florence, Italy and is now based in Toronto, Canada. He is the Artistic Director of DopoLavoro Teatrale (DLT) and his creations have been presented in Canada, England, Germany, Italy and India. Daniele’s recent highlights include: If on a Christmas Night… (Villa Charities/Columbus Centre), Haunted Weather for a Stranger – First Experiment (Barfuss Theater Berlin, Germany), An Italian Christmas Carol (Istituto Italiano di Cultura), The Invisible City (SummerWorks), Off Limits Zone (Luminato Festival) and Unfinished (Khoj, India). Daniele is a recipient of the RBC Newcomer Art Access Prize and finalist of the Telus Newcomer Artist Award. The Stranger received a nomination for the Critic’s Award Premio Rete Critica from the Italian theatre magazine PaneAcquaCulture for the edition at the Kilowatt Festival. Daniele Bartolini and DLT are the Artists in Residence at Villa Charities Inc.